Kenneth S. Abraham

Understanding Prohibitions against Genetic Discrimination in Insurance

PUBLISHER
Jurimetrics
DATE
1999
 

UVA Law Faculty Affiliations

Abstract

The justification for laws prohibiting genetic discrimination in health insurance is not at all clear. Neither privacy protection, the distinctive features of health insurance, nor the distinction between presymptomatic genetic tendencies and actually manifested disease provide a justification, although certain practical considerations may justify these laws.

Citation

Kenneth S. Abraham, Understanding Prohibitions against Genetic Discrimination in Insurance, 40 Jurimetrics 123-128 (1999).
 

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